Juggling the Joys of Motherhood and Life

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Being a mother definitely tips the scales in one direction…often in the direction of overwhelm and exhaustion. This seems to be the case in all seasons of Motherhood. I remember thinking when my youngest was an infant that things would be easier when they were both a bit older. Wrong! They still require just as much time and energy now as they did then.

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I cut 9 inches off my hair and this is what happened..

About two weeks ago I made a hair appt with my hairdresser Mandy for a haircut. I knew I wanted to do something different, but I didn’t know if I was going to have the guts. The “lob” (long angled bob) type cut was something I really wanted and had been obsessing over for months. However, I had gone to my past hair appointments with these same desires and walked out with a trim instead. Who knew what would happen this time around. Marc and I discussed it in the days leading up to this and he was on board with the “lob”, so I asked him to come with me for moral support (and pressure so I would go through with it!). Read more

Say What? Things I never thought I would say…until I became a Mom

I’ve always had plenty to say (those of you that know me well know that). I’m often saying things that surprise or shock me, both before children and after children. However, there are just some things I never dreamed I would say. What I’m referring to is that weird stuff we have to say in response to the actions of our children. Read more

Real Life Experiences of a Boy Mom

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Every time I’m introduced to another Boy Mom I always smile and nod my head as if to say “Say no more, I get it.” Then there are usually a few moments of silence where we exchange thoughts in our head like, “I haven’t sat down on a pee covered toilet seat today! Hey, you neither? WINNING!”. Boy moms are kindred spirits. We are all dealing with the same grossness, hunger, and dirt that the next one is dealing with or has dealt with at some point, but don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I was handcrafted by God to be a Boy Mom and I wear the label proudly! Read more

Stay at Home Mom Truths

Nearly four years ago I traded in my 8-5 job to be a Stay at Home Mom to my then one-year-old. Even though I loved my job and I loved working, the thought of staying home with my son was much more appealing (Duh!). I knew there would be challenges and hiccups while we were transitioning but for the most part, I thought it would be a walk in the park. And it was……. Jurassic Park. (Just kidding!) Being at home definitely isn’t as easy as it looks or sounds. You don’t just get to sit around all day watching soap operas (or trashy reality television in my case). Just like everything else, there are precious moments AND hardships that come along with this job (see my post ‘Surviving Two’ for a little more on that!). Here are just a few things I’ve learned in my experience. Read more

Surviving Two

Your adorable toddler wants a toy in the grocery store and you keep walking past it or tell him no. What happens next? A loud screech and meltdown with full on alligator tears. Sound familiar? I know it does for me, but its usually because Nolan (my incredible, loving, crazy and feisty little two year old) doesn’t like to ride in the grocery cart. On the rare occasion that I take him to the store by myself, it typically results in me just grabbing the necessities and getting to the check out line to avoid the continuous meltdown. Read more

Don’t Just Have A New Year Resolution..Stick With it and Achieve it!

Did you know that more than half of all New Year resolutions fail? For me, that’s not that hard to believe because for years I made a New Year resolution that failed. A lot of them failed before the first quarter of the year was over. It wasn’t until about 2016 that I actually stuck with one of my New Year resolutions. Boy did it feel good!  Read more

Fit 21 Hours of Productivity into a 17 Hour Day

Time management and productivity are something that everyone has struggled with at some point or another. I have struggled with it as well but I have a pretty good handle on it most days. (except today!)

Time is interesting because its something that can go by incredibly slow, like when I was pregnant and anxious to have my babies or the 6 months leading up to my vacation, etc. It can also speed by though like it did for the 5 days I was ON my vacation or the way it does for the 4 hours my oldest is in school and I’m trying to hurry and get 6 hours worth of work done before I have to go pick him up. For me, it is flying by more often than it is going slow, but that’s probably the norm for most parents.

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